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hey, i'm candice
I'm a writer with a BA in linguistics & drama and a MA in contemporary literature & poetry. I love the moon (I'm the "look at the moon!" friend) and I also love houseplants. I enjoy reading, writing, cats, painting, hot chocolates & I can't choose my favourite season but it's definitely not winter
what made me start writing?
writing is something that has always come naturally to me. whether it's creative or to work through my feelings, writing was the first place I've always turned to. I've been writing about my emotions and comparing them to nature for as long as I can remember. I've written short stories, personal essays, poetry, I've even self-published a collection of poetry and I'd love to publish another one.
what do I like to write about?
I love writing poetry and prose poetry and recently I've found a love for writing personal essays and short fiction. In my poetry I used to write a lot about my mental health which in some way was helping me cope, but now I like to concentrate on the brighter sides of life and living with love. My short fiction is where I am really able to relish in my imagination and can range from romance to mystery.
what do I like to read?
I mainly read fiction books and I love literally anything with preppy students committing genocide. Not surprisingly at all, my favourite book is The Secret History by Donna Tartt and I also love If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio. I also love a twisty crime novel. It's my go-to for when I'm in a reading slump. My favourite author however is Haruki Murakami and I'm currently on my way to reading everything he's written.
why did I become a copywriter?
A playwright once told me that I have knack for writing in other people's voices. At the time I thought that would make me a really good playwright (and I'd still love to write one one day), but then I discovered copywriting and realised I could use this talent as a career. I tried the small business thing, and although it was really fun, I realised that I preferred to be on the other side of business, an independent worker bee on the outside helping others to expand their passions into products and services. And I absolutely love it.
what are my favourite self-care practices?
I. love. journalling. I think it's the best way to stay in tune with yourself and a really good habit to keep. I usually journal first thing in the morning so I can have a fresh mind before I start my day. Sometimes I like doing yoga but that's more if I'm in the mood, I try not to make strict routines for myself. I also love walking in nature, that always calms me down and gives me a fresh feeling.
why did i start JADEN mag?
I started JADEN magazine during lockdown as a publishing press (small leaf press) and eventually, as I started to get into the personal growth space, it morphed into something so much more. we all had so much time to think about what truly made us happy during lockdown and did things that brought us joy and I really want to keep reminding people that we can continue keep joy a priority, especially to WOC who don't typically get that support to be soft and be in touch with themselves in that way. learn more about JADEN here.
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